Delta State University, MS Tobacco Free Environment

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Delta State University, MS, US

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Type: Policy

Status: Adopted

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Tobacco Free Environment

POLICY STATEMENT
Delta State University implements this policy in consideration of the general health, safety and comfort of all Delta State University students, faculty, staff and visitors. The use or sale of any form of tobacco products is prohibited in any Delta State University owned or leased buildings and vehicles.

DEFINITIONS

Employee: This generally includes faculty and staff employees who are working on paid appointments by the University. It generally excludes students or temporary employees. For specific information on who is considered an employee, contact the Human Resources Department.

Supervisor: An employee designated by management who exercises major supervisory functions over another employee or employees. These functions include hiring, evaluating, assigning work, and disciplining employees.

PROCEDURES and RESPONSIBILITIES

Standards of Conduct
In consideration of the general health, safety and comfort of all Delta State University students, faculty, staff and visitors, the use or sale of tobacco products are prohibited in any Delta State University owned or leased buildings and vehicles. This policy also applies to all offices, classrooms, residential housing, hallways, dining facilities, restrooms, and athletic facilities at Delta State University. Any student, faculty, staff or visitor desiring to use any form of tobacco is required to do so outside a building, and to dispose of any remnants in designated containers located at building entrances before entering any campus structure. No ashtrays or smoking receptacles will be available inside buildings.

Enforcement
It is the responsibility of all members of the University Community to observe this Tobacco Free Environment Policy. Managers and supervisors are responsible for ensuring compliance by the employees in their areas. Faculty, staff, and students are responsible for enforcing the policy with visitors, and are encouraged to direct violators to designated areas. Smokers are responsible for disposing of their cigarette ashes appropriately.

Health Assistance
Persons who want help curbing their use of tobacco may obtain literature and smoking cessation assistance from Student Health Services or the School of Nursing. Successful implementation of this policy depends upon the thoughtfulness, consideration and cooperation of the entire Delta State University community. All students, faculty, staff and visitors share responsibility for adhering to and enforcing the policy. Violators will be subject to warning, fine, and/or personnel action.

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